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Beaches and Boardwalk
The Beaches of Eliat starts from the Taba Border Crossing and Up to the near the Kempinski Hotel Beach at the Border of Aqaba. The Beaches of Eliat, like the beahces in the gulf are of golden sand variety and are course but the waters are very clean and the Red Sea is a misnomer as the Sea here is colored blue green! the 11 kilometers of coastline is dotted with beaches and these beaches are: HaShchafim Beach, HaZahav Beach, Papaya Beach, Royal Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Dolphin Reef.
the beaches have many bars and restaurants for the party people.
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Coral Beach Nature Reserve is an underwater marine reserve of tropical marine flora and fauna.
Coral Beach is a seashore nature reserve in southwestern Eilat, 500 m north of the Taba border crossing to Egypt. Blessed with abundant underwater vegetation, the shore is a popular diving resort. Coral Beach is 1 km long, and the seafront is completely inbuilt.
Coral Beach Reserve is home to one of Eilat most popular diving reefs. The Coral Reserve Beach is the world's northernmost coral reef, a magical multicolored coral garden with amazing Red Sea Fish and Aquatic Life.
You can watch my 3 min 39 sec HD Video Eilat Coral Beach out of my Youtube channel.
Beaches in Eilat
There are a lot of sandy beaches in Eilat. From the North to the South such as:
Sunday Beach, Herod’s Beach, Dan Beach, Royal Beach, Neviot Beach, Tarshish Beach, Moriah Beach, Neptune Beach, Pearl Beach, Um Rash-Rash Beach, Red Rock Beach, Fisherman’s Beach, Meridian Beach.
All the beaches are free except Meridian Beach which is private.
They are perfect for the more easygoing swimmers, sunbathers and water sport worshipers.
Every Beach has its own personality: Some beaches are quiet and peaceful while others are youthful and lively. There are beaches that are great for diving and water sport activities. Eilat has many beaches to choose from - find one that suits your temperament and style...
The Coral beach in the South serves as the main arena for scuba diving and snorkeling.
You can watch my 2 min 51 sec HD Video Eilat Beaches and Promenades part 1 out of my Youtube channel.
Marina and Lagoons
The Eilat Marina is situated on the northwestern coast of the gulf of Eilat in the Northern Lagoon. It commands an area of more than 20,000 sqm. The marina has nowadays some 250 berths for yachts of different sizes, about 30 of which are commercial vessels.
You will see a lot of 4-stars hotel around the artificial Lagoon. There is also a New Marina close to the Jordan border.
You can watch my 4 min 11 sec HD Video Eilat Aqaba Gulf Yacht Galaxy part 5 out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Eilat on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 29° 32' 56.56" N 34° 57' 35.37" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Marina 1, Marine 2, Lagoon and New Marina, Lagoon 2, Lagoon.
Swim in the Red Sea
If you make it down to Eilat, chances are it is for the beach. Eilat sits on the Israeli side of the Red Sea and has some very lovely beaches. The water is very salty, which makes it easy to swim (at least, to float), and very clear. The sand under the water tends to be somewhat rocky, so be sure to bring along your water shoes.
- Water Sports
Chill out at Dekel Beach
We wanted to spend some quiet time just swimming a bit and relaxing.The Dekel beach is free ,it has a nice bar /restaurant and if you pay 20 shekel for a chair you get 10 shekel back as credit to buy stuff in the bar. And they even have waiters who bring your order down to you on the beach.It is a quiet family beach with no loud music and people playing matcot on your head.There are outdoor showers and clean toilets too and grass and lots of shade.
In short perfect for couples and families.
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The Princess Beach
This beach is great for snorkeling. No special skills required since fishes can be seen very close to the beach.
The place is situated on the west shore of the Eilat bay close to the Taba border crossing and across the road from the Princess hotel. Regardless of its name it is open to the public for free. The beach is small – it is just a narrow strip between the sea and the road, but is never becomes crowded maybe because it is far from the city center and main leisure areas. To get there take bus line 100 towards the Egypt border. Beach chairs and beds are available for a nominal charge.
This place is great for watching the sea life. To preserve the corals they limited access to the water with two piers and a couple of specially marked passages. I would recommend the piers first since there you do not necessarily need shoes. When entering water through the passages beware of sea urchins whose needles may be as long as one meter. Shoes are very essential then.
You will find most interesting fishes either under the piers or at the very edge of the coral reef. On high tides many fishes have their lunch just above the shallow reef very close to the shore.
Eilat is a small spot but it offers all minds of beaches: free and private, for religious guys (nem apart of women), for kids (swim with a dolphin) and for watersports.
North Beach is where the top hotels are. Most luxurious are in the first line, five lines in total. Beaches over there are free and they offer pretty good services (chairs and beach beds for a humble fee). Water sport facilities (banana, pedal boats, motor boats, parachutes, sea bikes can be found everywhere over the shore. At the very middle of the Morth Beahc shore a marina offers yacht and boat tours (shared as well as private). Great place for water sports, an early morning or a night swimming.
However, do not expect to watch much sea life there. For sea life, head to the Coral Beach Resort or to the Princess Beach. Both are accessible by bus line 100.
The beaches of Eilat are very beautiful , lovely corals , blue water , a lot of sport activities for everyone , the view of the rocks and mountains and of course the open gulf with the view to Aqaba.
Eilat offers a beautiful beaches from Its east - north side near the Jordanian Border till the Egyptian border at its southern side.
Some of the Beaches are more croweded with lots of restaurant and lots of sea sports activities / clubs and some beaches are more quiet and very relaxing.
Friday and mostly Saturday is quite a crowded days on the beaches as its the weekend here, so the locals finds the time to enjoy the beaches as well... well what else can you do in the heat of Eilat... ?
If you need to escape this noisy beaches go south to the quite beaches ...towards the Eegyptian beachs !
- Hiking and Walking
In Eilat you can find some amazing beaches that they are one of the most beautiful and exotic in the Middle East. The becah near the hotels zone is very close to the promenade, only about 10 meters separate them...
The water is great, in good temp all yaer long, there are many options for water sports and of course there are many beautiful girls... :))
- Family Travel
I was lucky to be able to spend a couple of days in Eilat this week. I was there with a group of American friends and my boyfriend.
The photo shows people having fun on the beach. Most of the people in the town were Israelis, although I know that people come here from Europe, spend a week and fly right back home. It takes about 5 hours driving time from Eilat to Tel-Aviv.
- Spa and Resort
Eilat is less than a mile from the Jordanian border and you can easily see the Jordanian port city of Aqaba.
- Family Travel
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